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Brookings’ Emerging Innovation District Pilot Study

Brookings’ Emerging Innovation District Pilot Study

Posted Thursday, May 18th, 2017 | 0 comments

In the spring of 2015, a group of 10 major Philadelphia institutions and firms — Comcast, Drexel University, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, FMC, Independence Blue Cross, PECO, University City Science Center, University of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania Health System, and Vanguard — came together to support the Bass Initiative on Innovation and Placemaking at Brookings in […]

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Philadelphia’s tech scene emerges as powerful economic force

Philadelphia’s tech scene emerges as powerful economic force

Posted Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 | 0 comments

This article was originally published on Metro.us. BY ROB WONDERLING The region is also gaining traction in the world of startup funding. When you think of cities that are known for technology, you probably think of the West Coast clichés like Silicon Valley and Seattle. Yet Philadelphia’s tech scene has slowly been surfacing on the […]

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Federal Legislative Update: February 2017

Federal Legislative Update: February 2017

Posted Thursday, February 16th, 2017 | 0 comments

The Chamber is pleased to provide a federal legislative update on legislative issues viewed as critical to growing Greater Philadelphia’s economy and quality of life.  These policy issues are primarily informed by the work of the Chamber’s CEO Council for Growth (CEO Council), which is committed to enhancing economic growth and prosperity in our region […]

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Mobilizing Greater Philadelphia’s Middle Market to Strengthen Economic Growth

Mobilizing Greater Philadelphia’s Middle Market to Strengthen Economic Growth

Posted Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 | 0 comments

Greater Philadelphia’s middle market companies — those with revenues between $10 million and $1 billion — are critical to growing the region’s economy. They currently represent 27 percent of total regional employment, despite accounting for only approximately one percent of companies. On January 31, at the Chamber’s Growth Matters: Activating Greater Philadelphia’s Middle Market program, […]

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Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney’s Remarks at the Chamber’s 2017 Mayoral Luncheon

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney’s Remarks at the Chamber’s 2017 Mayoral Luncheon

Posted Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 | 0 comments

At the Chamber’s 2017 Mayoral Luncheon, Mayor Jim Kenney addressed over 1,400 members of the Greater Philadelphia business community as he discussed the successes of our shared Roadmap for Growth, opportunities for economic prosperity, and how the business community can partner with the City to help overcome our challenges challenges and improve Philadelphia. Mayor Jim Kenney’s […]

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Chamber Says Salary History Law Hurts Job Growth, Hampers Global Business Recruitment

Chamber Says Salary History Law Hurts Job Growth, Hampers Global Business Recruitment

Posted Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 | 0 comments

With the signing of a salary history bill, the City of Philadelphia continues its record of passing legislation that hurts job growth and business expansion. While this bill is supposedly an attempt to improve wage equity, there is in fact no evidence whatsoever that asking prospective employees about their current compensation contributes in any way […]

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Member Perspective: Jack Lynch

Member Perspective: Jack Lynch

Posted Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 | 0 comments

Guest Commentator: Jack Lynch, President & CEO, Main Line Health What economic trends or issues will create opportunities or challenges for our region’s health care industry in 2017? As we enter 2017, payment reform, lower reimbursement rates from all payers and decreased inpatient discharges in our region are all evolving elements that will continue to affect […]

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Member Perspective: Craig E. White

Member Perspective: Craig E. White

Posted Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 | 0 comments

Guest Commentator:  Craig E. White, President & CEO, Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW) @MyPGW What economic trends or issues will create opportunities for our region’s energy industry in 2017? It’s a brand new year with a new President in the White House. We don’t know all of the incoming administration’s priorities, but it’s safe to say that […]

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Member Perspective: Bradley J. Korman

Member Perspective: Bradley J. Korman

Posted Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 | 0 comments

Guest Commentator:  Bradley J. Korman, Co-CEO, Korman Communities What economic trends will create opportunities or challenges for our region’s real estate development industry in 2017? As we usher in 2017 the real estate development scene in Philadelphia continues to thrive in ways we haven’t seen in 30 years.  A bold combination of multifamily, office, retail and […]

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Member Perspective: Phoebe A. Haddon

Member Perspective: Phoebe A. Haddon

Posted Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 | 0 comments

Guest Commentator:  Phoebe A. Haddon, Chancellor, Rutgers University–Camden @Rutgers_Camden What economic issues will create opportunities for our region’s education and talent retention in 2017? For many high school students and their families, choosing a college means picking the right school that offers the best chance to succeed upon graduation. Increasingly, families also must weigh the […]

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